Jones Day Professorship of Commercial Law Lecture 2019

Event Date

From Tuesday 06 Aug 2019 - 05:00 PM To Tuesday 06 Aug 2019 - 06:45 PM


Mochtar Riady Auditorium, Level 5, Singapore Management University, Administration Building, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065


Singapore Management University

Practice Area

Corporate / Commercial

Training Level


Public CPD Points


Event Outline

In 2016 the UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in Patel v Mirza to resolve a long-standing controversy about the correct approach of the defence of illegality. The Court adopted a restrictive interpretation of the defence, but one which turned on a discretionary analysis of the context by reference to a ‘range of factors’. In Singapore, a decision of the Court of Appeal in Ochroid Trading in 2018 rejected this approach. This lecture will examine the different approaches adopted.

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